When Bravo announced Tuesday that it would shoot a pilot for Marti Noxon’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce as part of the channel’s ongoing effort to break into scripted series, a small number of people thought to themselves, Hey, what about the Heathers pilot that Bravo was also developing?
With a heavy heart, I speak to that small number of people right now: According to a source close to the show, Bravo will not be going forward with Heathers. (Bravo would not comment on the death of Heathers.)
The project was announced last September. It had originally been developed in 2009 by Sony Pictures Television for Fox, with Jenny Bicks (Sex and the City, Men in Trees, The Big C) as its executive producer. Veronica, played in the earth-shattering 1989 movie by Winona Ryder, would move back to Sherwood with a teenage daughter who would have to face the Ashleys, daughters of the Heathers who had survived the movie. Screenwriter Mark Rizzo wrote the Bravo version of the pilot.
But it is not to be. At least for now. Remember these wise words, Heathers fans: “If you were happy every day of your life, you wouldn’t be a human being. You’d be a game show host.”
Update on 8/8: An executive producer of the show has emailed to say that “it is being shopped elsewhere” and “I do think it will ultimately find a home!”